27 June 1996 Ultrareliable pulse tube cryocooler with a flexure-bearing linear-drive compressor
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The requirements for ultrareliable miniature cryocoolers with affordable price is growing up for the military, space and commercial Infrared applications. For surveillance application operating 24 hours around the clock, a MTTF in the range of 20 000 hours is targeted today by the potential users. To reach this goal, a technical breakthrough is necessary and a combination of an ultrareliable linear drive compressor based on flexure bearings and a Pulse Tube coldfinger is proposed. The progress on miniature pulse tube and the development status of the compressor assembly is presented. Keywords: Ultrareliable cryocooler Pulse Tube, flexure bearings, affordable price.
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Patrick Curlier, Patrick Curlier, } "Ultrareliable pulse tube cryocooler with a flexure-bearing linear-drive compressor", Proc. SPIE 2744, Infrared Technology and Applications XXII, (27 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243471; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.243471

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